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Alerts

Gap Year Fair Coming Up

Gap Year Fair Coming Up

on January 22, 2015 in Alerts

The Seattle Gap Year Fair will be held at The Northwest School on January 27th. This is a great opportunity to explore a variety of programs for students considering this option prior to college.

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Deadlines

Financial and, in some cases, Merit Aid Deadlines Fast Approaching

Financial and, in some cases, Merit Aid Deadlines Fast Approaching

on January 22, 2015 in Test Deadlines

Check rapidly approaching financial aid deadlines for all of the colleges on your list on their financial aid webpages. Some also require the FAFSA or PROFILE for merit aid, so get familiar with the process at each institution.

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Events

Oxbridge Academic Programs Information Session in Seattle

Oxbridge Academic Programs Information Session in Seattle

on January 22, 2015 in Events & Workshops

Oxbridge Academic Programs will be holding an information session in Seattle very soon.  It’s not too late to sign up.  Anyone wishing to learn more about their summer study programs, for students aged 13-18, in England, France, Spain, New York, and Los Angeles, is welcome to attend. To learn more about Oxbridge Academic Programs, please […]

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Applications

Reflections of Denison University President Adam Weinberg on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing

Reflections of Denison University President Adam Weinberg on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing

on December 15, 2014 in Application Process, Selecting Your College

The new president of Denison University, Adam Weinberg, presented at this year’s IECA conference in Florida. His session, “Reflections of a New College President on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing” provided food for thought with regard to the future of higher education. He cited the results of a recent study performed for Denison—college tours all […]

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Heading to college

Tips for Soon-to-be College Freshmen and Their Parents

Tips for Soon-to-be College Freshmen and Their Parents

on June 4, 2013 in Heading to College

Sue Luse, an independent educational consultant, has provided some excellent tips for students heading to college and their families in the IECA blog.

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Paying for college

Financial Aid Update

Financial Aid Update

on December 16, 2014 in Paying for College, Test Deadlines

Now is a good time for families to check all financial aid deadlines and requirements on each college’s financial aid website. Cappex is offering a free online session: The Financial Aid + FAFSA 101 , December 17th, at 4 p.m. PST, and recordings are available if registration is made tomorrow.

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Admissions

Pacific Northwest Regional Admissions Counselors Program

Pacific Northwest Regional Admissions Counselors Program

I recently was invited to attend a counselor lunch hosted by eleven colleges from around the country. The admissions representatives for these institutions are based in the Northwest and provide support for students interested in applying. I have included some key updates from each institution. Dominican University of California Located on 80 acres in the […]

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Internships

Summer is Around the Corner

Summer is Around the Corner

Here are some terrific tips on how to make the most of summer, but I would add some time to relax! Quest University Scholars Program at this beautiful campus near Whistler, BC. Several offerings at the Western Washington University campus A few offerings are still open at the University of Washington Cornish College of the […]

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